Providing a foundation for a comparative understanding of political life, POLITICS IN A CHANGING WORLD includes in-depth chapters on political science concepts (ideology, political culture, interest groups, governmental institutions, parties) followed by a series of brief country studies. The concepts and country studies help students acquire a better understanding of the actors and institutions that play a part in diverse political systems, how and why they act in relation to one another, and what their actions mean for the political system and its citizens. The Seventh Edition is thoroughly updated throughout, including coverage of the global economic crisis, the 2012 United States election, the Conservative Party-Liberal Democratic Party coalition and the victory of a new Conservative Prime Minister in Great Britain, and the democratic upheavals in Egypt and elsewhere in the Arab world.
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Table of Contents
Part I: Fundamentals 1. Politics, Government, and Political Science 2. Ideologies: Images of Political Life Part II: Political Behavior 3. Political Culture and Socialization 4. Public Opinion and Elections 5. Political Parties 6. Interest Groups Part III: Political Institutions 7. Legislative Institutions 8. Executive Institutions, Political Leadership, and Bureaucracy 9. Judicial Institutions Part IV: Politics in Selected Nations 10. U.S. Government: The Dilemmas of Democracy 11. Great Britain: A Traditional Democracy 12. Russia: From Authoritarianism to Democracy and Back 13. China: Searching for a New Vision 14. The Politics of Developing Nations 15. Mexico: The Birth Pangs of Democracy Part V: International Relations 16. Approaches to International Relations 17. A Changing World Order